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Posted 19 July 2005 - 12:01 PM

I just recieved it today. I'm not exactly a massive fan, but I do enjoy a good read. Nearly 100 pages in and I must say I am slightly disappointed, but maybe thats just cause I'm not too keen on it... however, over all it seems to be a pretty alright read. Currently its still looking like the Goblet of Fire stands out as the best. Order of the Phoenix was amazing until the ending where her royal rowlingness totally made a mess of it to shorten the book.

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 12:04 PM

Yeah it's much better than the Order of the Phoenix. I'm still reading it. Got it on Saturday, so nearly finished. surprised.gif

PS - If anyone had already read the book, don't ruin it for everyone else by telling them what happened.

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 12:10 PM

Oh man. Looks like I read too fast then! sad.gif I bought the book on Sunday and finished it the same day in five hours, =/ It's a great book, but not as good as Goblet of Fire.

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 12:16 PM

I have read part of it...well, more like 24 pages and huge chunks out of hte end. I agree with you lot though, definitely not as good as book 4, goblet of fire.

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 12:18 PM

I do not have the book for reading hundreds of pages is too challenging for me

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 12:21 PM

its a lot shorter than book 5

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 12:23 PM

Aye it is, which is unfortunate, as I was hoping it would be longer. sad.gif

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 12:27 PM

long books are crap, they drag on too much. Short and simple is brilliant

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 12:27 PM

the thing about these books though is that there is so much to remember which has happened. like, i cant remember anything from book 5 except sirius dying.

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 12:30 PM

I'm nearing towards the end of it. It's really exciting at the bit I'm on. rolleyes.gif stuart.gif

I didn't really like the last book, for some reason. ph34r.gif

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 12:32 PM

the bit about harry forcing dumbledore to drink that stuff really touches me heart. its sad!

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 12:52 PM

I read the first five books but I don't think I'm going to bother with this one. The last couple weren't great.
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Posted 19 July 2005 - 03:15 PM

am i the only person i the world who doesn't see the attraction of harry potter? sure, i've seen the films (saw the last one at 5 past midnight on the day it came out due to the fact that my best friend is a harry potter fanatic!), but not bothered with the books - just not my kinda read
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Posted 19 July 2005 - 03:21 PM

I still think the ''Order of the Phoenix'' is da best one ... the ''Goblet of Fire'' was gd but I think the ''Order ...'' has the most AMAZING beginning, even if the end was slightly weak. But yeah, the second half of this book is better than the first, so keep reading! smile.gif
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Posted 19 July 2005 - 04:21 PM

Basically i grow out of it after book number


If you want Big book then War and Peace is a winner. Also Dostoevsky's Karamazov brothers is a long one, its about a family where the father is a greddy selfish pig so the brothers kill him HOWEVER i got to page 786 and they still hadnt actually killed him yet blink.gif

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 04:45 PM

I haven't read any of the Harry Potter books (other than about 10 pages of the 1st one about 5 years ago.) I've got two books waiting to be read and a couple to get read for the law school. After that i'm going to read them...maybe.

I've seen one of the films i think, but i wasn't really paying much attention.

Did anyone see that Charlotte Church *allegedly* has put a sex ban on her bf until she's finished the book. That's a bit sad really.
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Posted 19 July 2005 - 05:53 PM

My little brother's reading our copy of the new book, so I have to wait till he's done with it.

I'm re-reading book 5 just now, though. Just to refresh my memory. I haven't read it since it was released, so I've forgotten what's happened.

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 04:08 PM

My boyfriend was reading it before it came out. He's finished now obviously tongue.gif
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Posted 21 July 2005 - 04:23 PM

how did he get the book?

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 04:23 PM

It was delivered to the shop he works at the day before and he read it in the stockroom.
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